Monday, October 31, 2011

It's Challenge Me Monday!

For my EXCITING NEWS....and a small here!!!!

So, after the EXCITING NEWS that I posted Friday, I have some not so exciting news.....this is my last DT post for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog...sniff, sniff.
I am sad to move on, but so excited for my new opportunity with Robin's Creative Cottage new line of clear polymer stamps!! I will still be around I will definitely be joining in on FCCB's challenges! I have loved my two terms with them, and will miss the DT girls!! :)

So, for my final Challenge Me Monday....the theme is "For the Birds" and we were asked to create something with a bird or something to do with a a birdcage. Here's my card!!!!

Cricut Cartridge: Birthday Bash
Cardstock: Bazzill DCWV
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
(that's it?!?! That's all I used for my card?!?! YUP!!!)

Thanks for taking a peek today...and make sure you are thinking about your bird project....and then whip it up, and link it to FCCB! I dare you!!! ;) and HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone!!!! ;)

Friday, October 28, 2011


I received the most wonderful, awesome, STAMP-tastic news the other day!!! Robin, the Creator of Robin's Creative Cottage and the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, is coming out with her own line of AMAZING CLEAR STAMPS!!! And she asked ME! to be on her very first design team!!! I am so excited about this endeavor, I can hardly contain it! I am glad I didn't get the news until a couple days ago, because I have had a hard time not leaking the secret!!!

Ok, so I have seen a sneak peak of these stamps and let me tell you!!! OMG! These stamps are fantastic!!! If you check out my left sidebar, you can see that we are having a Stamp Release Celebration from November 14-19!!! Pick up the blinkie that Robin created and SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!!

You can check out all this AWESOME NEWS over at Robin's Creative Cottage....we will be having giveaways and projects daily, bloghops, and CHALLENGES!!! Please, become a follower, share with your friends, and get excited about this release!!! I know I am!!

I am giving away a $5 gift card to either JoAnn's or Michael's (winners choice) to any of my followers who do the following:

1. Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already)

2. Grab the blinkie and post on your blog about Robin's AMAZING STAMP RELEASE (leave me your blog addy...I'll become a follower of you too!)

3. Head over to Robin's Creative Cottage and follow HER BLOG too!

4. Come back to my blog and tell me that you have done all the requirements!!

EASY-PEASY!!! Giveaway is open until the end of the release....I will pick a winner on November 20th!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Purple People Eater!!

It's another Challenge Me Monday for FCCB!! This week's challenge is called "Purple People Eater" and we needed to use the color purple and create a project with either a bug or monster in it. Sticking with the Halloween theme....I decided to dig out my Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and dust it off! Since I took these pictures, I have actually added some stickles to bling it up, and I like it better, but oh well! You guys get the pre-bling pics!! Here you go!

Cricut Cartridges: Paper Doll Dress Up, StoryBook
Cardstock: Recollections, DCWV, Stampin' Up!, Bazzil
Copic Markers
BugBites "All Year Round" stamps
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: D'Vine Swirls
Googly Eyes from my stash

Now, create your own Purple People Eater and head over to FCCB and link it up for the chance to win a FANTABULOUS prize!!! And while you are there, get some other inspiration from my super talented DT girls, and visit their blogs and give them some love! We all love comments!!

thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Challenge Card #4

And thanks for sticking with me....for all those people that have seen all 4 of my posted cards today!! :) This is my 2nd Halloween card, and 2nd easel card, of the bunch...I created this card for the following challenges:

My Craft Spot
: Too Cute to Spook
Paper Playtime: Use Black, Orange, and Purple.

Cricut Cartridges: Hello Kitty Greetings, Happy Hauntings, Doodletype
Cardstock: DCWV, Recollections, Stampin' Up!, Bazzil
Copic Markers
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch

This was my first experience with COPICS!!! LOVE THEM!!! My hubby surprised me with a small set a few weeks ago, and I just haven't had a chance to work with them on a true project! I LOVE the way they make the cuts just POP!! It's hard to see without a close up picture, and I didn't take one...sorry....But if you saw the edging on SPOOK, up close, it is too cute! All of the yellow on the card, I outlined in a green copic and got a super cool effect! I can see this is going to be something I do a LOT of on my projects!

Thanks for stopping by tonight!

Challenge Card #3

And here is the first of 2 Halloween cards that I made for challenges....and the 3rd of 4 cards I have finished while on my staycation!! YAY!! I have made this card to enter in the following challenges:

Wacky Wednesday Challenge at More Than Favors
: Use Purple, green, orange, and black.
The Paper Variety: A Forest Creature
Cricut Cardz Challenge: Use an owl on your halloween project

Cricut Cartridge: Happy Hauntings
Cardstock: DCWV, Stampin' Up!, Recollections, K&Company
Sakura White Gel Pen
Queen & Co. Rhinestones

My husband thought I was soooo cheesy with my pun, but I thought it was cute! Boo on him!! :)

Thanks for looking!

Challenge Card #2

Here is my 2nd creation of the day! I designed this easel card to enter into the following challenges:

: Frog from Create A Critter
Cooking with Cricut: Anything Goes!

Cricut Cartridges: Create A Critter, Storybook, Sweet Treats, Birthday Bash, Doodlecharms
Cardstock: DCWV Lemon Flower, Recollections
Ribbon from my stash
Prima Flowers
Recollections Silver Brad
Queen & Co. Rhinestone
VersaMagic Dew Drop Chalk Ink in Gingerbread

Thanks for dropping by....I've got 2 more for you today! Stay tuned!!

Challenge Card #1

So, first, I apologize for posting all of these cards back to back, to back, to back....but I've been BUSY!!! I have had a wonderful vacation, and have been creating!! YAY! I updated my 'challenge blog list' and went to work...Here is my first creation and I am entering this in the following challenges:

My Sheri Crafts
: Think Pink Challenge
Celebrate the Occasion: Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge
I am also entering this into LINK UP FOR PINK linking party!!!!

Cricut Cartridges: Rock Princess, Car Decals
Cardstock: DCWV, SEI
Stock Ribbon
Copic Markers

I had so much fun playing with my Rock Princess cartridge for this! I think I'm going to give it to a TUFF GIRL co-worker of mine who is a breast cancer survivor! :)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Challenge Me Monday #80 "Pumpkin Time"

It's Challenge Me Monday again!! And although I seem to be only crafting lately for my super FANTABULOUS design team days, I can feel that changing this week! I'm on vacation....a staycation....and I can see it being a very crafty one!! And I am so excited for that!!! Anyway, the challenge put before us this week is "Pumpkin Time" and we were asked to create something with a pumpkin!! I decided that everyone would probably go for the Halloween approach, so I decided to put a different spin on it is!

Cricut Cartridges: Gypsy Wanderings, Disney Happily Ever After, Paper Doll Dress Up
cardstock: DCWV "Old World" Stack
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Distressed Stripes
decorative corner punch: Fiskars
Ribbon: American Crafts
VersaMagic Dew Drops Chalk Ink in Gingerbread
Signo Uniball Gold Gel Pen

What do you think? This style is very different from what i normally create, but I kinda like it! Quite 'vintage' looking!! :) and now it's your turn!! Head over to FCCB and link up your pumpkiny creation!! And here's to having a crafty week!! :)